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wicketkeeper

[wik-it-kee-per]
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noun Cricket.
  1. the player on the fielding side who stands immediately behind the wicket to stop balls that pass it.
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Origin of wicketkeeper

First recorded in 1740–50; wicket + keeper
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  • Nick is the wicketkeeper of the Beckley eleven; long-limbed, wiry, keen of eye.

    Evan Harrington, Complete

    George Meredith


British Dictionary definitions for wicketkeeper

wicketkeeper

noun
  1. cricket the player on the fielding side positioned directly behind the wicket
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